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15-year-old computer whiz on path to become 1st millennial saint

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A 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006 moved a step closer to possible sainthood Saturday with his beatification in the town of Assisi, where he is buried.

Carlo Acutis is the youngest contemporary person to be beatified, a path taken by two Portuguese shepherd children living in the early 1900s who were proclaimed Catholic saints in 2017.

At the beatification ceremony in the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, a portrait of Acutis was slowly unveiled, revealing a smiling teen in a red polo shirt, his curly dark hair illuminated by a halo of light. Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the papal legate for the Assisi basilicas, kissed each of the boy’s mask-wearing parents, Andrea Acutis and Antonia Salzano, after reading the proclamation decreed by Pope Francis.

Already touted as the “patron saint of the internet,” Acutis created a website to catalog miracles and took care of websites

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Best Prime Day computer monitor deals: Save on Acer, HP and LG desktop monitors

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We’re seeing some great Amazon Prime Day deals on monitors right now, including top-end 4K monitors, gaming monitors, and large-screen desktop monitors to prevent your eyes from straining. One one of our top picks of Amazon Prime monitor deals is the 31.5-inch Acer ET322QK 4K monitor, which is now $80 off at Amazon at $319.99. There’s also a $50 saving on the LG 27UL500-W 27-Inch UHD, which comes with a 27-inch UHD IPS display. It features FreeSync for smooth and synchronized graphics via the HDMI or DisplayPort, and a game mode. 

There’s also some fantastic savings on budget monitors for desktops. The Acer R240HY Widescreen Monitor is now under $100, and will be up to the task if you’re hoping to expand your home office. On the other end of the scale, there’s a $350 saving on the Alienware AW3420DW 34-inch curved gaming monitor. For more Amazon

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Best Prime Day computer monitor deals

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Prime Day computer monitor deals are a surprising necessity right now, as we’ve all been working from home, and need to find ways to extend our screen space beyond our laptops. Fortunately, some of the top display-makers have strong sales on their screens, and more are on the way, as Prime Day is only getting started.

Without a doubt, the best Prime Day computer monitor deal of the moment is the Samsung Business 22-inch monitor for $93. Don’t be confused by the displayed price, as Amazon takes an extra 20% off at checkout. That’s a total of $53 off this Full HD display, which offers  very thin bezels for its price. 

Prime Day computer monitor deals — top sales right now

Best Prime Day computer monitor deals

Samsung Business 22-inch monitor: was $146 now $93
For less than $100, you can get yourself a Full HD monitor that takes up

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Computer model uses virus ‘appearance’ to better predict winter flu strains — ScienceDaily

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Combining genetic and experimental data into models about the influenza virus can help predict more accurately which strains will be most common during the next winter, says a study published recently in eLife.

The models could make the design of flu vaccines more accurate, providing fuller protection against a virus that causes around half a million deaths each year globally.

Vaccines are the best protection we have against the flu. But the virus changes its appearance to our immune system every year, requiring researchers to update the vaccine to match. Since a new vaccine takes almost a year to make, flu researchers must predict which flu viruses look the most like the viruses of the future.

The gold-standard ways of studying influenza involve laboratory experiments looking at a key molecule that coats the virus called haemagglutinin. But these methods are labour-intensive and take a long time. Researchers have focused

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Teenage ‘computer genius’ could become the first millennial saint | World

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The median annual earnings for full-time working millennials in the U.S. was $40,000 in 2018, about 16 percent lower than the median for all workers of $48,000. Across major metropolitan areas, unadjusted millennial earnings ranged from a low of $25,000 per year to a high of $71,000 per year in San Jose, CA.

Of course, the cost of living varies widely by metro, from a low of 19 percent below average to a high of 31 percent above average. After adjusting for cost of living, the range in earnings narrows from a low of approximately $28,000 per year to a high just over $54,000 annually.

While locations with higher living costs tend to offer higher wages, sometimes wage gains don’t make up for the increased cost, as is the case with San Diego, CA. On the other hand, in metropolitan areas like San Francisco, CA and San Jose, CA higher

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Prime Day Monitor & PC Deals (2020): Top 4K, Curved & HD Monitor & Desktop Computer Deals Published by Retail Fuse

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BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s our list of the best PC & monitor deals for Prime Day 2020, featuring all the best discounts on desktop PCs and LED & LCD monitors from HP, Dell, and more top brands. Access the latest deals using the links below.

Best monitor deals:

  • Save up to 39% on computer monitors at the Amazon Prime Day sale – click the link for the latest prices on best-selling gaming monitors, curved monitors, 4K monitors and many more computer displays
  • Save $349 on the BenQ EX3501R 21:9 Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor at Amazon – HDR (3440 X 1440), eye-care tech, 100 Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support
  • Save $221 on the LG 38GL950G-B 38 Inch Curved Gaming Monitor at Amazon – QHD Ultra Wide 1440p, UltraGear Nano IPS, 1ms, 144HZ refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • Save $200 on the Samsung 34-Inch CJ791 Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor at Amazon
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Computer model uses virus ‘appearance’ to better predict winter flu strains

By [email protected]_84

Combining genetic and experimental data into models about the influenza virus can help predict more accurately which strains will be most common during the next winter, says a study published recently in eLife.

The models could make the design of flu vaccines more accurate, providing fuller protection against a virus that causes around half a million deaths each year globally.

Vaccines are the best protection we have against the flu. But the virus changes its appearance to our immune system every year, requiring researchers to update the vaccine to match. Since a new vaccine takes almost a year to make, flu researchers must predict which flu viruses look the most like the viruses of the future.

The gold-standard ways of studying influenza involve laboratory experiments looking at a key molecule that coats the virus called haemagglutinin. But these methods are labour-intensive and take a long time. Researchers have focused

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2020 Holiday RESCUECOM Computer Reliability Report

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SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft is first in computer reliability according to RESCUECOM’s annual holiday computer reliability report; Lenovo takes second place and Apple wins the bronze medal.

Choose Microsoft Surface for Reliable Gifts

This holiday season, a Microsoft Surface is the best choice for shoppers prioritizing computer reliability. Once maligned for failing to secure their systems against bugs and viruses, Microsoft now outpaces competitors at producing reliable computers that save their owners future computer repair costs.

“When you buy a Surface, you are essentially purchasing protection against the kind of problems that regularly take down other computers,” says RESCUECOM CEO David A. Milman. “Microsoft is making products with computer reliability leagues beyond what other brands are doing, and it is paying off for their customers.”

Microsoft’s investment in building well-running machines comes at a cost, as

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UJ’s computer science and software engineering academy turns 50

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Professor Basie von Solms, co-founder of the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Professor Basie von Solms, co-founder of the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering.

One of SA’s first independent computer science schools, the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering (ACSSE) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), is celebrating 50 years.

Co-founded in 1970 by professors Sebastiaan “Basie” von Solms and Andries van der Walt, ACSSE has since attained global status for its programmes.

Van der Walt and Von Solms were the first two staff members of the academy and the latter was head of computer science for 27 years.

The academy has a strong international research record, and is currently concentrating on areas related to the fourth industrial revolution.

ACSSE is also now heavily involved in research, focusing on cyber security, cyber counter-intelligence, artificial intelligence, intelligent software agents, Web services and biometric applications.

Von Solms says the department has made significant progress in

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